Even though the weather is dreary and the calendar is set to March, it is not too early to start dreaming about the warmer and sunnier summer months. In fact, if you want to confidently rock a bikini on vacation or at the pool this summer, now is the perfect time to start planning.
Some individuals are able to achieve their ideal physiques with strict dieting and regular exercise. Others, however, need a little extra help in order to look slim and sexy in a swimsuit. Dr. John Kim is the plastic surgeon of choice for Chicago patients that desire attractive bikini bodies. Around this time of year, his practice starts to get busy with women seeking bigger or perkier breasts and men that desire a high-definition “six pack” or firm chest.
Here, Dr. Kim reviews the procedures he offers, and explains why you need to start thinking about your options now.
Bigger Breasts with Breast Enhancement
One of the most requested procedures to achieve a hot bikini body is breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants. Breast augmentation adds volume and fullness to small or asymmetrical breasts. Breast lift is also popular amongst women that have lost their perky breast shape either by nursing or because of age.
A Slim Physique with Liposuction
Liposuction is another commonly requested procedure to spot-reduce stubborn areas of body fat. Liposuction can be performed on the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, knees and even on the neck/chin. It is perfect for refining the body’s curves and contours.
A Masculine Chest with Gynecomastia Surgery
Men that suffer from gynecomastia (excessive breast tissue) may feel self-conscious without a shirt on. Dr. Kim offers male breast reduction to produce a flatter, firmer and more classically masculine-looking chest.
A Tighter Tummy with Abdominoplasty
The abdomen is a problem area for many. Pregnancy, massive weight fluctuation and the effects of aging can cause the stomach to protrude or look flabby or saggy. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) treats loose skin, localized fat deposits and separated muscles for a flatter and more defined waistline.
Planning Is Crucial
Plastic surgery requires a recovery period to allow your body to heal. At first, your range of motion will be limited and you won’t be able to perform any strenuous movement. You can slowly start to incorporate more activity as you heal, but it will take several weeks or a month for you to return to your normal active lifestyle. You will also need to wear bandages and/or special compression garments as your body recovers, and some people are self-conscious of wearing these in public. This is why plastic surgeons recommend planning ahead for surgery.
If your goal is to look great and be back to your normal activity level by summer, you need to start thinking about surgery now! Contact our practice today and book a consultation with Dr. Kim.